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Dog bite

Posted Today at 08:33 AM by Startingover
Updated Today at 11:58 AM by Startingover

Wondering how many contractors, going into customers houses have been bitten?

Neighbor's Pit got loose, ran up to me as I was in my yard, chomped my arm and ran off. One canine tooth deep in forearm.

Now, while I have adequate padding on my body my forearm is scrawney without any meat over the bone.

Dang, it hurt. Going into hysteria probably didn't help cause I couldn't even dial 911. I dialed 991 several times, then shaking uncontrolably dialed 912 and eventually 911.

One puncture didn't look like much. As advised, went to ER for antibiotics and tetanus update. This brought up a question. Why did ER say I was given a tetanus but actually it was tetanus, diphtheria and something else.

The next night went to a Walk-in clinic as my hand and arm hurt. That Dr said he couldn't do anything for me and for a second I was thinking, 'it must be fine and I'm being a big baby.' But no, he said I had to be admitted to a hospital or risk septic infection and dying. I had a staph infection.

WTF?
I'm fine one day, enjoying life, putzing around and now this guy warns me about death?

Not wanting to bother friends at midnight, instruction sheet in hand, I drove back to ER. They administered an IV drip.

What about freaked me out was when the Dr ordered xrays to see if the tooth was still in my arm. Darn, the idea I could have been walking around with a strange dog tooth embedded inside me was a freaky thought. But no. No tooth.

Whatever that drip was it had a miraculous effect.

I'm sad that while my daughter is on vacation I had plans to surprise her and finsh stripping wallpaper and paint her water closet. Nothing got done. Well, healing. Healing got done.
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